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Zwarte Cross 2023

The event starts at

20 July 2023


The event ends at

23 July 2023

Zwarte Cross is a rock & roll music festival in Netherland. Combining the seemingly random mix of music, motocross, stunts, comedy and theatre together, there is something for everyone here.

The Zwarte Cross is the largest festival in the Netherlands and is best known for its fringe program. From the broad theatre program and the cinema to the fairground attractions and the iconic crosses. It is not for nothing that the festival won the Festileaks Festival Award for 'Best Fringe Program' in both 2018 and 2019.

With onsite camping available, the Festival brings a range of different artists to gather for the party of a lifetime, across a multitude of genres. Its recent lineups have included Black Eyed Peas, White Lies, Scooter, Royal Republic and more.

In addition to the music, Zwarte Cross also has a programme of acts for children, the motocross event and more.

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.

2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Lichtenvoorde available during the the event. ⤵︎

How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location

4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets



Lichtenvoorde is a town in the east of the Netherlands, in the municipality of Oost Gelre.

Lichtenvoorde was the name of a municipality that included the town and the villages of Lievelde, Zieuwent, Vragender and Harreveld, until 1 January 2005, when all were merged into the municipality of Oost Gelre.

Its inhabitants are known colloquially as keienslöppers (boulder draggers) due to a historic event. On 15 March 1874, 99 of the town's shoemakers dragged a 20 ton boulder a distance of around four kilometres to the marketplace to serve as a centerpiece for commemoration of King William III's silver jubilee, after 25 years on the country's throne. The boulder remains there to this day, topped by a stone lion holding the town's coat of arms.

Lichtenvoorde holds a flower parade (bloemencorso) every September at the start of its annual festival. The parade features float covered in flowers (usually dahlias*) in imaginative designs depicting a variety of themes.

Lichtenvoorde has a motorcross circuit on which international grands prix are held.

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